David Mattax, the Texas Insurance Commissioner, has passed.
Mattax, who was fulfilling his first term since being ap-pointed to the role by Governor Greg Abbott, was 60. Mattax was appointed by Governor Abbott in 2015.
Abbott issued a statement, saying, "Commissioner David Mattax truly dedicated his life and career to the State of Texas... David’s brilliance, wit, and wisdom will be dearly missed by all who knew him."
Mattax passed following a battle with cancer, according to Abbott's office.